97-Year-Old Man’s Death Ruled A Homicide After Suffering Blunt Force Trauma


The death of a 97-year-old man found in his home in East Baltimore has outraged the community. Waddell Tate’s death was ruled a homicide after police found evidence of trauma on his body and signs of forced entry at the back of the home.

Around 6:50 p.m. July 21, family members found Tate’s body.

On Friday, police had very little information to work with and still had not determined a motive in the killing. T.J. Smith, police spokesman, called the killing “absolutely inhumane.”

Waddell TatePolice canvased the Darley Park neighborhood, seeking tips from neighbors that could lead to a suspect and solve the crime.

Smith called on the community to rally together and find the “evil, despicable human” responsible for the killing.

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